EP 526 German Spatlese Rieslings

Gary Vaynerchuk goes through 3 German Rieslings that have a little sugar in them, these sweeter Rieslings are not to be taken lightly!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Dr Karl Christoffel Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling SpatleseGerman Riesling
2006 Monchhof Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese RieslingGerman Riesling
2006 Robert Weil Kiedricher Turmberg Spatlese RieslingGerman Riesling

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Nathan Braymen

Schmitt Sohne Riesling Auslese Blue Bottle is the last German Riesling I had and I can’t get enough of it! I keep one bottle in my house at all times. ­čÖé

Tags: German, Riesling, Spatlese, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Vericlese

    QOTD: Dornfelder Leiblech. Semi-sweet red and lots of fun.

  • Antares

    Please made available HD version of full length!!!!

  • Please made available HD version of full length!!!!

  • chenin

    good show!

    QOTD: Weingut Dr. Randolf Kauer Oberweseler Oelsberg Riesling Sp├Ątlese trocken 2007

  • Oklahoma Michael

    QOTD= 2005 Donnhoff Kabinette 3 days ago. Wishing every second that I was drinking it that I had bought more. GO FIND THIS WINE NOW!

  • chenin

    good show!

    QOTD: Weingut Dr. Randolf Kauer Oberweseler Oelsberg Riesling Sp├Ątlese trocken 2007

  • Oklahoma Michael

    QOTD= 2005 Donnhoff Kabinette 3 days ago. Wishing every second that I was drinking it that I had bought more. GO FIND THIS WINE NOW!

  • Niklaus

    Man Gary, your banter with the bottle of wine about being opened or put away was freakin hilarious!! ha ha…good show. I like that shirt by the way!

    QOTD: haven’t had a German wine for a long time, I need to try one of those three.

  • Niklaus

    Man Gary, your banter with the bottle of wine about being opened or put away was freakin hilarious!! ha ha…good show. I like that shirt by the way!

    QOTD: haven’t had a German wine for a long time, I need to try one of those three.

  • Mr.Ambassador

    QOTD – Last German wine I sampled was the Dr. Loosen Riesling which was a great hit (and a value price to boot). I first became interested in sampling the Dr. Loosen wines after I learned about all of the collaborative work he was doing with Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.

  • Mr.Ambassador

    QOTD – Last German wine I sampled was the Dr. Loosen Riesling which was a great hit (and a value price to boot). I first became interested in sampling the Dr. Loosen wines after I learned about all of the collaborative work he was doing with Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.

  • Eric Holm

    Another wonderful effort for wine and a terrific show of good education!!!!
    QOTD—Schloss Schonborn 2002 Erbacher Marcobrunn

  • Eric Holm

    Another wonderful effort for wine and a terrific show of good education!!!!
    QOTD—Schloss Schonborn 2002 Erbacher Marcobrunn

  • QOTD: I’ve had some German wines. The only one I ever remember is the Schmitt & Sohne Riesling (the dry one, “QbA” I think it’s called). Frankly I just never think to look for German wines.

  • QOTD: I’ve had some German wines. The only one I ever remember is the Schmitt & Sohne Riesling (the dry one, “QbA” I think it’s called). Frankly I just never think to look for German wines.

  • BobbyTiger

    Interesting show today.
    While I have a tendency to walk by the German shelves at the wine store, I have had several Rieslings, which were actually pretty good. My last tasting was via my next door neighbor, (who is German). While I don’t the name, it too was quite good. I dunno………maby I will stop and pick some up on my next wine venture. [With the exception of the Torrentes, I’m still having a difficult time breaking out of my red comfort zone].

  • BobbyTiger

    Interesting show today.
    While I have a tendency to walk by the German shelves at the wine store, I have had several Rieslings, which were actually pretty good. My last tasting was via my next door neighbor, (who is German). While I don’t the name, it too was quite good. I dunno………maby I will stop and pick some up on my next wine venture. [With the exception of the Torrentes, I’m still having a difficult time breaking out of my red comfort zone].

  • CindyW

    QOTD: it was definitely a riesling, but I can’t remember which one. I’ve been lucky enough to have tried a couple of aged rieslings in the last few months, and they’re fabulous! I finally understand that whole petrol thing.

  • CindyW

    QOTD: it was definitely a riesling, but I can’t remember which one. I’ve been lucky enough to have tried a couple of aged rieslings in the last few months, and they’re fabulous! I finally understand that whole petrol thing.

  • SpoiledinCalbyPinot

    QOTD: Was a German Riesling, they make great ones….

  • QOTD: Was a German Riesling, they make great ones….

  • The Wine Miner

    QOTD: Von Othengraven Kanzemer Altenberg Spatlese 2002. ( Awesome )

  • The Wine Miner

    QOTD: Von Othengraven Kanzemer Altenberg Spatlese 2002. ( Awesome )

  • Derek F.

    QOTD: cant remember the last one I had. Waiting for you to ship me a free bottle..LOL!!!!

  • Derek F.

    QOTD: cant remember the last one I had. Waiting for you to ship me a free bottle..LOL!!!!

  • Tyler RM

    QOTD – Recent vintage Riesling Kabinett, can’t remember exactly what it was…

  • Tyler RM

    QOTD – Recent vintage Riesling Kabinett, can’t remember exactly what it was…

  • Tony

    QOTD: I haven’t yet had a German Reisling (I don’t think). I’ve had a few NY and Pacific NW versions, which I’ve liked. But I’m still looking for that acid. So I think next time I’m shopping for wine I will look for a German.

  • Tony

    QOTD: I haven’t yet had a German Reisling (I don’t think). I’ve had a few NY and Pacific NW versions, which I’ve liked. But I’m still looking for that acid. So I think next time I’m shopping for wine I will look for a German.

  • John

    QTD: I tried a Mosel Saar Ruwer 2005 Piesporter Treppchen Riesling Kabinett awhile ago… didn’t care for it. Been meaning to try another one.

  • John

    QTD: I tried a Mosel Saar Ruwer 2005 Piesporter Treppchen Riesling Kabinett awhile ago… didn’t care for it. Been meaning to try another one.

  • Ken

    the one I love the most so far is the S.A. Prum blue slate Riesling.
    It’s the one with the smell of oil and fuel…..but it was awesome

  • Ken

    the one I love the most so far is the S.A. Prum blue slate Riesling.
    It’s the one with the smell of oil and fuel…..but it was awesome

  • 2005 Joh. Jos. Pr├╝m Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr and it was unbelievable I loved it so much that I picked up 6 bottles of the Gold Cap and have yet to try that and looking forward to it.

  • 2005 Joh. Jos. Pr├╝m Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr and it was unbelievable I loved it so much that I picked up 6 bottles of the Gold Cap and have yet to try that and looking forward to it.

  • JML

    QOTD: I had a 2005 Ratzenberger Steeger St. Jost Grosses Gewachs recently. Awesome.

  • JML

    QOTD: I had a 2005 Ratzenberger Steeger St. Jost Grosses Gewachs recently. Awesome.

  • QOTD – Last German wine I sampled was the 97 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese, fruitiness nicely complemented with subtle kero/honey characters. I wonder how many Vayniacs are going to buy a “Trocken”beerenauslese thinking it’s going to be dry – big surprise!!!!

  • QOTD – Last German wine I sampled was the 97 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese, fruitiness nicely complemented with subtle kero/honey characters. I wonder how many Vayniacs are going to buy a “Trocken”beerenauslese thinking it’s going to be dry – big surprise!!!!

  • Dave in Leverkusen

    St. Urbans-Hof 2007 Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett

    The 2005 vintage of this wine was one of those “Ah-hah!” experiences for me. I had read lots of comments about the wine being off-dry to sweet with good acidity, and never understood this paradox until tasting this wine. Nice flavors of lime, apricots and minerals, with a back-of-the-palate acidity that makes your mouthwater. I absolutely love this producer. Will have to try a Sp├Ątlese and an Auslese from them, too.

    Also prefer Mosels to Rheingaus.

    For bone-dry Riesling, you have to dry a Rudi Pichler Riesling from Austria – very nice!

  • Dave in Leverkusen

    St. Urbans-Hof 2007 Ockfener Bockstein Kabinett

    The 2005 vintage of this wine was one of those “Ah-hah!” experiences for me. I had read lots of comments about the wine being off-dry to sweet with good acidity, and never understood this paradox until tasting this wine. Nice flavors of lime, apricots and minerals, with a back-of-the-palate acidity that makes your mouthwater. I absolutely love this producer. Will have to try a Sp├Ątlese and an Auslese from them, too.

    Also prefer Mosels to Rheingaus.

    For bone-dry Riesling, you have to dry a Rudi Pichler Riesling from Austria – very nice!

  • Dan Manu

    Haven’t had one in a while… time to go out and get one!
    Nice one on the 3 from 3!

  • Dan Manu

    Haven’t had one in a while… time to go out and get one!
    Nice one on the 3 from 3!

  • Ciao Gary

    Enjoyed this, just got back from the Rheingau on Sunday night so loved to see you do this, and then Barbersco following! Nice.

    Anyway, I did a search for Eiswein and saw you havent done an episode. Seeing as their is Canadian, Austrian, NZ, Austrian and Germany Eiswein now it would be great to see what you think of the terroir differences. Maybe German frost is nicer than Canadian frost?!

    I haven’t checked to see if WineLibrary sells Eiswein thou!

    Adios
    Sarah

  • Ciao Gary

    Enjoyed this, just got back from the Rheingau on Sunday night so loved to see you do this, and then Barbersco following! Nice.

    Anyway, I did a search for Eiswein and saw you havent done an episode. Seeing as their is Canadian, Austrian, NZ, Austrian and Germany Eiswein now it would be great to see what you think of the terroir differences. Maybe German frost is nicer than Canadian frost?!

    I haven’t checked to see if WineLibrary sells Eiswein thou!

    Adios
    Sarah

  • IPBrian

    Almost there…only one episode to go! BTW…Gary I like your T, what is that?

    QOTD: I dont remember the last one I had…it was at a tasting.

  • IPBrian

    Almost there…only one episode to go! BTW…Gary I like your T, what is that?

    QOTD: I dont remember the last one I had…it was at a tasting.

  • leo

    2003 Bert Simon auslese,wonderful

  • leo

    2003 Bert Simon auslese,wonderful

  • Dana

    Love German riesling and have a number of 2001’s and 2005’s put away. the last one was a 2001 kabinett, but I can’t remember whose it was.

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